Foaming Hand Soap & Mason Jar Dispenser

by Brandy Keysor

Foaming Hand Soap Recipe


  • Distilled Water
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Liquid Castile Soap
  • 1-2 Teaspoons Liquid Oil (Olive, Fractionated Coconut Oil)
  • 20-40 drops Young Living Essential Oils of choice (favorites are Thieves, Lavender or Purification) OR toss in a teaspoon of the Thieves Household Cleaner

Fill your soap dispenser about 2/3 full of distilled water.  Add 1-2 Tablespoons of castile soap, and 1-2 teaspoons of liquid oil.  You can use any oil you might have in the kitchen. The oil helps to preserve the pump and can add a small amount of moisturizing to the soap.  Add your EO’s and gently mix.  Enjoy!


Mason Jar Foaming Soap Dispenser

Items Needed:

  • Mason Jar (any size) with lid and ring
  • Foaming Soap Pump
  • All Purpose Glue (like Strong Stix All Purpose Adhesive)

Tools and Optional Items:

  • Utility Knife or Hammer and Nail
  • Fine metal file
  • Glass marbles or pebbles for decoration
  • Spray paint and clear sealant


Step 1:  Measure the diameter of the lower portion of your foaming soap pump.  This is the part that will go through the metal lid of your jar.

Step 2:  Draw the outline of where you want the pump to be on your metal lid.  Then use a utility knife or a hammer and nail to “punch” out all around the outline.  Keep making them smaller and smaller until the circle pops out.  I used a utility knife tip to poke holes all around the circle and then was able to use the blade in between the holes and it popped right out.  BE CAREFUL with the sharp utility knife and the hole in the metal lid will be sharp!  You can take a fine file and smooth the rough edges if you want.

Step 3:  If you want to make your soap dispenser really pop, take your lid and ring and spray paint it with a nice metal finish.  I found Rust-oleum Metallic spray paint in “Flat Antique Nickel” or “Oil Rubbed Bronze”.  You can coordinate your soap dispenser to the color of your faucets if you like.  Once the paint has dried then use a clear sealant on the pieces and this will make your lid last longer.  If you do not use a sealant on the lid, it will eventually rust.  If nothing else, you can coat the whole lid with clear nail polish and it will do the same thing.

Step 4:  Place your soap pump through the hole in the metal lid.  Before it touches completely, put a thick layer of glue all around the pump and press tight.  Turn the lid upside down and run another thinner layer of glue all around the pump to seal it from below.  Allow to dry according to your glue directions.  I like to run a thin layer of glue along the band to glue the flat metal piece to the band so it is all one piece instead of two.

Once your glue is dried you have a homemade mason jar soap dispenser!


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